Due to our readers’ demand, we begin our search for restaurants that strive to be organic and non-GMO.
This is the beginning of a series, exploring precisely those organic and non- GMO restaurants that already exist in New York.
The first restaurant we came across on our journey — and which falls into our criteria — is located in East Village, and is one of New York City’s vegetarian all-time favorite spots. It has been around since 2001 in East Village.
The Organic Grill
Here, you can enjoy organic, non-GMO, vegetarian yet tasty food, desserts, and drinks.
The menu is a creative blend of international favorites ranging from tofu omelette, breakfast burrito, waffle, cauliflower pops, Kung Pao bowl, burgers (that are nut free, soy free, and gluten free), green melt sandwich, paradise casserole, smoothies, juices, organic coffees, etc.
We tried the cauliflower pops with Kung Pao sauce, which is a tasty and fiery sauce over fried cauliflower, and it whets your appetite to go on to the next dish — “The Triplets” — which are three miniature sizes of their famous Original Organic Grill burger, Green Machine (roasted mushroom patty, pesto, vegan cheese, caramelized onions, guacamole, lettuce, tomato, and sprouts,) and Spicy Black Bean burger.
Kung Pao Bowl
The third dish was the Kung Pao Bowl, which is yellow turmeric rice, broccoli, mushrooms, scallions, and carrots topped with crispy Kung Pao cauliflower and sesame seeds.
There are many other dishes we would have loved to try, but we were full. However, we will definitely come back again for more healthy yet tasty vegetarian adventurous treats.
The restaurant is cozy and homey, and a great place to chat and catch up with old friends or to make new ones.
We say goodbye for now to The Organic Grill as we continue our search for more organic, non-GMO eateries.
Brought to you by: The Organic and Non-GMO team